Lahore (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that government is focusing on equitable distribution of resources by ensuring basic amenities of life for all.
Addressing a ceremony after performing groundbreaking of a housing project under Punjab Peri Urban Low Housing scheme in Raiwind, the premier said that the government's low cost housing initiative is a beginning of a revolution in the country.
“It will enable the common man including the salaried class, welders, mechanics and small farmers to own their own houses,” PM Imran said, adding that the banks are now providing loans on low interest rates to the common man to build their own houses.
The prime minister said that there is also a plan to convert slums into such facilities where people have access to all basic amenities including electricity, gas and sewerage.
“Under the Peri Urban housing scheme, the housing units are being built in areas where there was no concept of constructing the houses,” the PM said.
He said that the government has given incentives to the construction industry and there is a record sale of cement.
Imran Khan expressed the confidence that the impact of this boom in construction industry will soon be visible on the overall economy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government is taking steps to uplift the agriculture sector.
“There is record production of wheat, rice and maize,” the PM said, adding that this happened because we ensured that the farmers get better price of their produce.
He said that the agriculture sector will be transformed through the introduction of new techniques and technology,” PM Imran said.
“Our exports have also started increasing due to the incentives given to the industries,” the premier said, adding that the people will see the positive outcome of present government's policies in the coming days.
Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the people to observe Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with the third wave of COVID-19.
“Next two weeks are very important and we have to bring down the corona cases,” the premier asserted, adding that it can be done if the people start wearing masks.